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You must not know Joe Rogan very well

Man, this Rampage motorboating story just won’t die. We’ve already weighed in declaring the whole thing ‘much ado about nothing’, but we are also willing to admit that Fightlinker’s definition of sexual harassment may be somewhat looser than other people’s. People like … female sports writers, say.

One such sportsbroad, Maggie Hendricks, wrote a post laying out several inappropriate things Rampage has done and called on fellow media to stop covering him. That made it’s way onto the Underground Forums where Joe Rogan added his two cents and unknowingly placed himself at the center of MOTORBOATGATE 2: THE SECOND GATENING!

“I think Rampage occasionally gets out of line, and I think some of what he does in interviews [is] unfortunate. I also think that’s a part of his charm. He’s not a fucking dentist, he’s a cage fighter, and he’s one with a very unique personality. I don’t think he should be given a free pass for some of the questionable things he does, but I do think that this woman in question is all kinds of cunty. The Skywalker broke down everything that’s wrong with her and her shitty, cunty brand of writing to a fucking T. That, was worthy of the #BOOM.”

The reactions have been golden. First, from Cage Potato of all people:

Joe has a wife, a daughter, a mother, female co-workers — that word really shouldn’t be in his vocabulary.

Oh, the lulz. And Bloody Elbow:

Rogan’s behavior is so far beyond what would be allowed from anyone in a position of far less visibility in any other sport that it actually demands MMA not be taken seriously by the mainstream. To pretend that the behavior of visible members of the UFC doesn’t actually impact the amount of respect and, in turn, the amount of coverage the sport receives is plain ignorance.

At the end of the day, that’s the world we live in. One where a female reporter talking about an issue concerning her profession and gender is turned into the villain while the fans all smile and laugh.

I feel like I’m living in some crazy alternative world where people have no idea who Joe Rogan is. He’s one of the most offensive standup comedians out there – he’s got bits on his CDs called “Show Me Your Pussy”, “Shut The Fuck Up Whore”, and “Crazy Bitches Jumping On Fighters’ Dicks.” I like that last one especially because it ties in with his other job as a UFC commentator, which is apparently when oh la la language like this becomes unacceptable.

Jesus, look closely enough at Joe Rogan and there’s a thousand and one reasons why he’d never be allowed near a mic in any other sports league. He makes rape jokes on ESPN and calls reporters fags on message boards. His podcast is sponsored by fuckable plastic vaginas. He’s also a major league psychonaut for fuck’s sake. If there’s another personality in sports or all of Hollywood that flaunts their love of pot and psychedelics more than him, I’ve never met them. But this cunt thing, now THAT’s just beyond the pale! It demands MMA not be taken seriously by mainstream media!

A lot of what Joe Rogan says is inappropriate, and it often has very little to do with the sex of the person he’s flaming, or what their job is. I’m sure he’s called a stunning variety of people cunts over the years, sometimes with justification and sometimes not. If you wanna open the mega-gigantic can of worms that is ‘Things Joe Rogan Said / Did That Will Bring Shame Down Upon MMA’, go for it. But singling out this one example and acting all STOP THE PRESSES is dumb.

  • fightlinker

    I’m also of the opinion that you don’t get to avoid abuse just because you happen to be female. All MMA writers get shit-talked about to one degree or another, from that hairy nutface Luke Thomas to the wee soppy vaginas like Brent Brookhouse. Yours truly has even received a barb or two over the years, if you can imagine! Forum people criticising your appearance / weight / professional ability / perceived level of patheticness is par for the course. Show me a person who hasn’t been personally attacked online for having an opinion and I’ll show you a person who obviously doesn’t have an internet connection at all.

  • FiveBoltMain

    preach on!!

  • agentsmith

    It’s funny when 3rd-party observers get all offended by something even though no one did who was actually involved.

    Now even Kevin Cockhole is piling on.  Does this mean he’s not a UFC mouthpiece anymore?

    Also, I’m tired of this idea that the word “cunt” is somehow ultra-offensive and off-limits.  No one gets similarly offended when a guy is called a dick/prick/cock/etc, where’s the cries of sexism then?  I agree that it’s a word that should be used sparingly, if only so that it retains its full power for when you do bust it out, but come on… how is it so different from any other cussword?  If that word offends you so much, I dare you to go to a pub or a soccer game in the UK, your fucking head would explode.

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  • iamphoenix

    ryan has a huge e-penis right now and it’s making me wet. i like it.

    and fuck those motherfucking cunts, on those motherfucking blogs!

  • glassjawsh

    this post is exactly why i love fightlinker…..brilliant

  • FiveBoltMain

    get off ryan’s junk already. that belongs to jake.

  • Jim Harbaugh Scramble

    Fightlinker doing work. FUCK BLOODY ELBOW.

  • gerg

    Am I mistaken, or did the reporter actually involved in MOTORBOATGATE 2, say that it wasn’t that big of a deal? I hate when people who aren’t involved in an incident, speak up and get their balls in a vice, when shit isn’t even about them. As in they think they should speak up and be a voice for morality.

  • iamphoenix

    STFU butters no one wanted to hear what your 12 year old mind thinks.

    go brush your teeth and get ready for bed. you have a big day in front of you tomorrow. you need your sleeps.

  • Nachtfalter

    I don’t even wanna talk about motorboats and rampages and whatnot. Quinton Jackson is a moron who does moronic things. That’s hardly news. At least he didn’t rape anybody or run a dogfighting ring like some NFL quarterbacks I know…

    Anyway, my question is what’s up with this constant obsession people have with so-called “mainstream media” covering MMA? Fuck mainstream media! Mainstream media sucks donkey ass! The day fighters and people around MMA can’t say “Cuntbitchwhoremotherfucker” anymore is the day I lose interest in everything but the fights themselves (because I’ll always love those, obviously). The UFC is doing pretty well while cultivating somewhat of an outlaw image and I don’t think getting all boring and uppity is gonna help their bottom line one damn bit.

  • mamoru

    I don’t get why people are so uptight about the word cunt in the us.
    Maybe it’s from being in england as much as I have.
    When I was like 13, I bumped in to an old lady in manchester and she told me to “watch were yer going, ya wee cunt”.

    Nothing wrong with that, it’s just a goddamn word.

    Also, it’s the best word in the dictionary to describe loretta hunt.
    It should be on her fucking business card.

  • First National Dank

    The way Cage Potato and Bloody Elbow ran this story reminds me of the way ESPN hyped up the Fab-Five documentary they showed a couple months ago. They made a non-story, where one black basketball player called another on a different team a “house-N*gger” 10 years ago. For a week straight they promoted what was a non-issue into hype to increase rating, the exact same thing BE and CP did instead with Cunt. The news cycle must be painfully slow for anyone to give two-shits about this or think Rogan’s dumb remark was somehow as offensive as an N-bomb or F*g.

  • Ignignokt

    I feel like I’m living in some crazy alternative world where people have no idea who Joe Rogan is.

    I don’t know why. They know who he is. The point isn’t “OMG, I’m shocked by Joe Rogan!” It’s “Hey, we shouldn’t be tolerating this.”

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Bravo, Ryan.  Bra-cunting-vo!

  • Reverend Clint

    cunt is only offensive to cunts.

    im tired of women calling foul at everything men say but they can call us whatever they want.Really im tired of people getting mad about words in general.

  • 32hunter

    Epic write up! I laughed my ass off reading that classic Fightlinker right here!!!
    all truth.

  • GoldenArms

    Page humped a reporter. People know what they’re getting into with him. Fuck Bloody Tampon and fuck the mainstream media.

  • kwagnuth

    Women shouldn’t be offended by that word because a cunt is a beautiful thing. Women everywhere should embrace their inner cunt and be proud of it not ashamed. Having said that I would never call my mother a cunt. My wife sure but I have my limits.

  • ArmyGI

    Fucking Cuntastic!!  Sorry for not posting in quite some time… Am actually in Iraq now.  But this is a great read!! Hahhaah!!

    Everyone knows that you cant call b*tches Cunts… they gets crazeeee!!  Even if they do deserve it.. its the taboo word for female reference.  But I know too many women who are quick at the tongue to call a guy something foul and f*cked up!!

    But its ok.. they have boobies.

  • Casino

    Joe Rogan also wrote an explanation piece on the Underground.


    The “journalist” he called cunty – you should read some her previous articles.


    She is obviously completely – well, not talentless, even thought she undoubtedly has no talent, she has no ability whatsoever.


    Any idiot with an internet connection can declare themselves a journalist and sadly a very easy way to get exposure is to play the politically correct card.


    Perhaps instead of being outraged on behalf of someone else she might want to sign up for a community college course and at least build a foudnation of skills for the career she is pursuing.

  • Oontyex

    if people dont like how rogan talks, then dont listen to him – fine, their loss

    but how exactly does his style of chatting reflect on mma as a sport, someone could use the worst language when talking about lawn bowls and it wouldnt make it any less OK same as talking politely about dog fighting doesnt make it less terrible

    such an annoying intentional misdirection of emotions/ attitude

  • G Funk

    All these pussies are trying to do is get some pussy. What slackjawsh a-tell ‘em is that bitches don’t want bitch-ass niggas.

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  • kvelertak

    Too many pussies in this sport now. It’s dying of white man disease.

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  • matthewpolly

    The best news about this is proof that Kevin Iole has a spine after all.

  • matthewpolly

    I’m not sure why we all get so uptight about this issue only when it’s about a female reporter. Rampage threatened to slap a male reporter for a very main stream outlet. ( Forrest Griffin broke a reporter’s leg “goofing around.” But, hey, he “asked for it.”

    For the next fighter’s conference the UFC should add a course on basic media relations etiquette. The first remedial student should be Dana White, so he can learn why you shouldn’t call up a blogger and say, “I’m going to fuck you up worse than you’ve ever been fucked before.” Because if you do that writer will hold a grudge and wait for the right moment to write the kind of post he did for Cagepotato about one of your “independent contract” employees.

  • G Funk

    And come off as a ball-less fag while doing so.

  • P W

    “I’m not sure why we all get so uptight about this issue only when it’s about a female reporter.”

    If Rampage was sexually harassing a MALE reporter, pretending to give him whatever the gay equvialent of motorboating is (Ryan/Jake, please don’t be shy to step forward and inform those of us who are not “in the scene”), I’m pretty sure the headlines would be even bigger.

  • matthewpolly

    Sorry, I should have clarified the word issue: I meant “creating a hostile environment” by verbally threatening or physically hitting a male reporter

    (Watch Rampage smack Cofield in the balls and see how hard Steve tries to pretend it’s a joke and he’s not frightened:

    Or sexually harassing a female reporter. If Rampage dry-humped or motorboated a male reporter, now that would be genuinely funny and we’d all have a good laugh about it.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Ryan nailed it


  • frickshun

    What the fuck are you guys talking about??

    I’m a lil disappointed in Polly for not taking an opposing viewpoint.

    Rogan isn’t just a random celeb. He’s one of the faces of the UFC!! Dana needs to be a bit more professional (I do like that he pushes the envelope sometimes). But Rogan, who I consider more in control, didn’t need to offer a public response. He could have just left it alone. Someone on Zuffa’s team needs to be a little professional…..

    Yes, WE are already fans. But potential new fans will be put off as they are used to a bit more polish when it comes to public speaking.

    With that said, I call my wife a filthy cunt any time she really sets me off.

  • P W

    Fightlinker is telling a bunch of fucking jackals it’s okay to behave like a fucking jackal. Talk about preaching to the choir!

  • CAP

    Bla bla bullshit. I do kinda agree with Frick, Rogan didn’t have to comment and the story probably would have died and this bitch would get no play.

  • frickshun

    ^^For that, I’ll pluck your eyebrows gratis!!

  • Ian Frank